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Tales from a Nutcracker

December 27, 2012

With so many Nieces and Nephews to shop for this Christmas, I decided to devise a plan earlier this year to stay on top and find out what the coolest toys were this holiday season.

Much too young to play Santa and much too tall to play an Elf, I thought I might be out of luck… But then the phone rang!

An offer to spread holiday joy each weekend in December as the Nutcracker!

Nutcracker Costume South Centre Christmas Mascot

The request was simple, don a suit, paint on rosy cheeks, then top it off with a crown and march through the mall doing what I do best;

Causing a commotion!

And I wasn’t alone! What would the Nutcracker be without his sidekick, the Sugar Plum Fairy!?

Sugar Plum Fairy Costume Mascot South Centre

The two of us would parade through the mall as ecstatic children ran up to us begging for photos and high fives; we were celebrities!

We shared our stories of living at the North Pole with Santa with hundreds of children.

Talks of our lives with the Reindeer, Frosty, Elves and Mrs. Clause filled their tiny spirits with happiness and wonder.

And of course it put me in a position to hear all about their wish list they had created for Santa.

Holiday Mascots with Family

Cruises, iPods, gaming systems and “everything I see on the TV” where popular choices.

But overall spending my weekend around so many families shopping together showed me what the best gift of all was.

Time together

Nutcracker (Large)

So that mixed with a bit of Lego is exactly what I gave!

What a great way to spend my December!

Rosy Cheeks on Boy

Mr. Fab cracker


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